This recipe was inspired by a trip to Dellalo's Italian Market in Jeanette. They had a similar sample out in their produce section. Dellalo's has to be one of my favorite stores to buy produce, cheese, lunch meat, and bread from. Everything is fresh and greatly priced(a lot cheaper than giant eagle). For all of those who enjoy food and cooking, I recommend you visit this place. One of my favorite things to do is just walk around the store and pick out a meal from what I find! Those meals more often than not are the best i've ever had. Here is their website: www.Dellalo.com
For this recipe you will need:
Grape Tomatoes (chopped)
Fresh Avocado (small pieces)
Pancetta (chopped into cubes)
Long Italian Bread
Fry up the pancetta until crispy. These will be tasty crunchy salty little bites! Set aside on a paper towel to drain.
Cut the grape tomatoes and avocado. An easy trick for cutting an avocado is to slice all the way into the core. Pull your knife around the avocado and twist apart into two halves. Take out the hard core. Score the soft inside flesh with a knife into the desired size squares. Scrape out the soft flesh with a spoon into a large bowl with the chopped tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste with a drizzle of olive oil.
Slice the Italian bread about an inch thick and coat one side with olive oil. Toast in a pan or griddle until golden and crispy. (you could also toast them in a broiler in the oven)
Spoon the tomato and avocado mixture on top of the toasted bread pieces. Sprinkle with crispy pancetta and enjoy :) Enjoy with a nice glass of wine (yellow tail shiraz is a big favortie of mine)!!!